Monetizing Different WordPress Categories
As you all know I have been working on my new project Webdesigndev.com quite a lot. Since launching it I have been working on some cool ways to monetize the site.
Showing Different Affiliate Programs in Different Catagorys
Back in 2006 I was running a tutorial website on Webdesigndev.com and was using Google Adsense to monetize the website but ended up getting banned because back then the quality of traffic I had didn’t meet Google’s standard. I decided that I want to promote affiliate products to earn money. The issue I had was the fact that the site content varied a lot from Photoshop to Dreamweaver, if I want to promote a affiliate product on the site I would have to show the same product site wide. This wasn’t a issue before when I was using Google Adsense because it shows different adverts depending on what the page was about. Instead of this, if someone could type in Google “How to build a website in Dreamweaver” they read the tutorial and then see a affiliate advert at the bottom promoting a membership site for learning photoshop, so that on all Dreamweaver tutorials I wasn’t able to monetize the traffic in the actually blog posts if I didn’t manually add adverts to each one.
Researching for a way around this I found Template Tags/in category which allows you to post a bit of code to show different adverts in different category’s.
So if you take the category number, for Dreamweaver the category number is 6 and copy the code bellow and you need to paste it in your Single.php file where you want to show the advert.
You can see the exact code I used to do this bellow.
If I was to post this code in my Single.php file then it will show the text “New! Dreamweaver Interactive Video Tutorials – Discover Everything You Need To Know To Build Your Website Step By Step From Start To Finish With This Dreamweaver Tutorial.” above the content of the post.
This now means I can monetize not just the Photoshop traffic but the Dreamweaver and Flash traffic to.
I hope this helps, this should definitely help anyone with a website with a wide audience like gadget blogs, you will be able to show different gadget products in different categories.